MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards called on regular people to help political leaders fight poverty in America.
The former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate was in Memphis last night on a tour of mostly poor, rural communities across the Mississippi Delta region.
Edwards told a packed crowd at a charity thrift store that a people's movement -- much like the civil rights movement -- is needed to attack hunger and poverty.
In a stop at Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, Edwards said he supports raising the minimum wage and offering incentives for businesses to locate in poor areas.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.